Necessities for Septic Tank Setup

Del Zotto Products' Septic Tank Form

Whether you just got a new septic tank or are in the market for one, there will come a time when your septic system needs replaced. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to install their own septic tanks. Still, if you’re uncertain, you could contact a contractor to do the job for you. Regardless of which path you choose, you’ll need the same materials.

At Del Zotto Products, we manufacture forms for precast concrete, including septic tank forms. If you’re planning to install a septic tank yourself, take note of these necessities for septic tank setup.

A Hole

Before you can actually install the septic tank, you’re going to need a hole for it to sit in. The best course of action is to get in touch with a contractor, who will dig the hole for you according to your region’s rules and regulations.

A Truck or Crane

Once you have a hole, you’ll need a strong truck or a crane to put the septic tank in. Most of the time, a big truck can do the job, but if not, most construction companies have cranes that they can use to help you.

Plastic PVC Pipe

Septic tank form

The next step is to attach the septic tank to the house. For this step, you’ll need some plastic PVC pipe. Once again, if you’re not comfortable doing this part yourself, feel free to call a contractor to help you with the job.

Dirt and Grass

If you successfully connected the tank to the house, you can go ahead and fill in the hole with some dirt. You might want to get some sod to go around the top. When you’re covering the tank, however, make sure you leave the hatch on top uncovered in case someone needs to perform maintenance.


Now all you have to do is add water to the tank and you’re in business. Check the regulations in your area for how much water to fill the tank with.

Want to install your own septic tank? These are just some necessities for septic tank setup. If you want to get a more thorough perspective on the installation process, consider talking to a contractor.

If you want more information about Del Zotto Products’ septic tank forms or other forms for precast concrete, send us a message via our contact page. We’d also love to chat with you on our social channels!